UWP holiday gala tickets still available

December 4, 2002

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PLATTEVILLE - Tickets for the annual University of Wisconsin-Platteville Holiday Gala set for Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, are still available from the Center for the Arts Box Office.

More than 250 tickets for the dinner/concert package were on hand as of Nov. 26 for both Saturday and Sunday. Reservation deadline for the dinner is Dec. 2; there is no deadline for the concert-only option.

The Saturday dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Sunday's concert is set for 4 p.m., with the banquet following at 5:30 p.m.

The holiday feasts will be served in the Beaux Arts Room of the Ullsvik Center, and the concert performances will be held in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall of the Center for the Arts.

For those purchasing the dinner/concert package, the ticket cost is $20 for adults, $17 for UWP students and $12 for children under 13.

Concert-only ticket cost is $11 for adults, $6 for UWP students and $6 for children under 13.

UWP students with meal plans can deduct $3.85 from the price of a dinner or concert ticket.

For further information and reservations, please contact the Center for the Arts Box Office, 608-342-1298. Tickets for the concert may only be purchased at the door, if available.

The entire amount of concert-only tickets may be deducted as a charitable contribution. For those purchasing the dinner/concert package, the charitable deduction is $7 per adult and $4 per child.

Musical groups from the Platteville community and UWP will entertain during the banquet and will be featured at the concert. Groups that will be featured at either the banquet or the gala concert include: University/Community Orchestra, Jazz Combo, University Singers, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Singing Pioneers, Vocal Jazz, Coro D' Angeli, Platteville Chorale, Woodwind and Brass Ensemble and the Platteville Children's Choir.

New this year is an instrumental ensemble that will perform holiday favorites, with a twist. UWP Fine Arts chair Dan Fairchild said this year's event will include "a couple of surprises musically. There will be additionally madrigal and barbershop music."

The UWP Fine Arts Department initiated the Holiday Gala in 1996, bringing beauty and joy through music and food. The event generates funding for music scholarships.

The competitive scholarships awarded from this fund are used to attract and retain the best and brightest musicians, contributing to the overall excellence of UWP's music program.

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